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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, Wifi

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Your private oasis, straddling the edge of the gated community and open land.

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kapoho cottage description

The Lite House is a quality home with super comfortable, high-end furnishings and appliances, in a private and quiet section of a gated community. This is a small home, the perfect place for a couple who wants their privacy, and also a bit of luxury. It is also suitable for a small family (four maximum). The Queen-size bed is 12' thick memory with high thread-count cotton sheets. The quality, inner-spring double bed futon in the living room allows for two more people.

The Lite House is touched on three sides by state land (no immediate next door neighbors) so there is exceptional privacy for being in a subdivision. There is nothing but open space (state land) between the house and the ocean. The property that the Lite House sits on used to be ocean-front property. The 1960 lava flow filled in where the ocean touched the property on three sides, and the shoreline was extended. You might say that it is still an 'ocean-front' property, but now with a bit more of a walk to get into the water (scroll down to see revealing satellite photos).

From the Lite House, you can see the Cape Kumakahi Lighthouse in the distance; its faint glow at night adds charm when you are outside, or looking through the kitchen window. Cooling trade winds are almost always present, and come right through the house when you have the doors and windows open. Enjoy being outside, any time, and with no mosquitoes! At night, the sound of Coqui frogs is a distant and mild serenade.

It's a 3-4 minute walk to locally famous Champagne Pond, where you can snorkel with the turtles or just float around on the calm, volcanically heated water. Lap swimmers have also found Champagne pond to be exceptionally suitable.

In the adjacent neighborhood are the Kapoho Tide Pools (aka the Waiopae Marine Preserve), known for world-class snorkeling. Snorkel gear and boogie boards are provided for your use.

Two bicycles are also provided for exploring the area. The terrain is mostly level, and with very little traffic. The marine preserve is about a ten-minute bicycle ride from the house, or you may drive. Kapoho Beach is a very bicycle-friendly and pedestrian-friendly community.

Hike about a quarter of a mile to the rugged, scenic shoreline and watch the waves crash against the lava coast. When the waves are high you can also see them crashing from inside the Lite House.

Note: We did not design this house, but we named it the 'Lite House' for a reason. Please be advised that it may not be comfortable for 'extra-plus' sized guests.

Keywords: house, home, cottage, bungalow

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We do not rent to guests under 25. They must be with parent or guardian...moreless

              • Nude Beach
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1) 12' memory foam mattress, quality sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size and high quality with inner springs...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Shower with two separate sinks

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                4...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                Ample parking...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                flat screen, Dish network with record (for later viewing) and pause options...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                free long distance to US and Canada...moreless

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Champagne Pond 3-4 minute walk. Relax in geothermal heated waters visited by green sea turtles....moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Includes table, chairs and lounge chairs...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                snorkeling gear and boogie boards ...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                with baskets and locks...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Oceanfront:

                Used to be ocean-front property until the 1960 lava flow extended the shoreline....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Ocean view and access across open State land. ...moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Surfing
              • Kayaking
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Massage Therapist
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Photography
              • Shopping
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Zoo
              • Botanical Garden
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Middle Season
              Jun 20 - Aug 14, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $95
              $1,995

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season
              Aug 15 - Nov 14, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $90
              $1,890

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              High Season
              Nov 15 - Mar 31, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $100
              $2,100

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Middle Season
              Apr 1 - Aug 14, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $95
              $1,995

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Cleaning $75 + tax
              • Tax Rate 13.25%

              Notes:

              Guests must be over 25 years of age, unless with parent/guardian.

              Rates quoted are for two persons. Extra guests are $10.00 per person, per night


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 07/23/2014
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              Location

              29 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Hilo International
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              137
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Kapoho Beach
              10 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Pahoa
              25 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Hilo
              10 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Pahoa

              Car: Necessary

              The Lite House is in Kapoho's private gated community, 29 miles from the Hilo International Airport. It is a 4-minute walk to Champagne warm pond and Kapoho Beach and Bay for swimming and snorkeling with turtles and fish. Wai'Opae Marine Preserve (aka Kapoho Tide Pools), with fabulous snorkeling, is a short bike ride or drive (2 bikes included for your use). The entrance to Volcanoes National Park is 40 miles, the lava flow viewing area is approximately 15 miles from the cottage, and Lava Tree Park is 7 miles. The historic town of Pahoa is 10 miles away, and Hilo (the Big Island's largest town) is 25 miles. Once outside the gated subdivision, take scenic coastal drives both north and south.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About: I (Diane) am a kindergarten teacher having just retired. My husband, Richard, and I are looking forward to spending some quiet-time in Kapoho! We have family there, and look forward to when we can see each other any time we want, just by hopping on our bicycles. And I can't wait to take my air mattress down to Champagne Pond every day and float in the lovely, warm water with the turtles!

              Why Kapoho:
              We love the constant, pleasant climate of Kapoho, with its famously clean air. Additionally, mosquitoes have had a unrequited lifelong love affair with Richard, so their absence at this particular home's location especially appealed to him! And we enjoy the fact that the location is so peaceful, and with such privacy.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              - New and luxurious - All new furnishings - Privacy and Quiet 24/7 - Borders state land on three sides, ocean view - Ocean-front property before the 1960 lava flow - Almost always a cooling breeze coming in - No Mosquitoes - No loud frogs - 3-4 minute walk to Champagne Pond - Bicycles, snorkel gear, and boogie-boards provided


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              Speaks: english, french, spanish

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              Photos

              • Your private oasis, straddling the edge of the gated community and open land.

                Your private oasis, straddling the edge of the gated community and open land.

              • A feeling of openness and grandeur pervades, with majestic stargazing at night.

                A feeling of openness and grandeur pervades, with majestic stargazing at night.

              • New, quality futon makes into double bed. View across open space to ocean beyond

                New, quality futon makes into double bed. View across open space to ocean beyond

              • Queen bed with high thread-count sheets on a 12' Memory Foam mattress.

                Queen bed with high thread-count sheets on a 12' Memory Foam mattress.

              • Maytag front-loading washer, dryer; with laundry supplies for your convenience.

                Maytag front-loading washer, dryer; with laundry supplies for your convenience.

              • Serenity and beauty off the lanai toward the ocean.

                Serenity and beauty off the lanai toward the ocean.

              • Walk to the wave-crashing, scenic coastline, protected cove and black sand beach

                Walk to the wave-crashing, scenic coastline, protected cove and black sand beach

              • Geothermally-heated Champagne Pond--great for swimming laps, or floating lazily.

                Geothermally-heated Champagne Pond--great for swimming laps, or floating lazily.

              • Take a short bike road, or drive, to snorkel in Waiopae marine preserve

                Take a short bike road, or drive, to snorkel in Waiopae marine preserve

              • Visit the ongoing lava flow at Kalapana.

                Visit the ongoing lava flow at Kalapana.

              • Kapoho Lighthouse, from the Lite House. Breathe the cleanest air in the world!

                Kapoho Lighthouse, from the Lite House. Breathe the cleanest air in the world!

              • Pineapple plants on the property provide infrequent treats for lucky visitors.

                Pineapple plants on the property provide infrequent treats for lucky visitors.

              • Your Refuge--The Lite House

                Your Refuge--The Lite House

              • Comfy living room with Asian hardwood entertainment center.

                Comfy living room with Asian hardwood entertainment center.

              • High-end kitchen (fully supplied), and an enlargeable table that seats four.

                High-end kitchen (fully supplied), and an enlargeable table that seats four.

              • Bath with high-end European design: 2 sinks, mirrors, toilet and shower.

                Bath with high-end European design: 2 sinks, mirrors, toilet and shower.

              • Enjoy fabulous sunrises with ocean view across open State land.

                Enjoy fabulous sunrises with ocean view across open State land.

              • The 'new' coastline, courtesy of Mother Nature.

                The 'new' coastline, courtesy of Mother Nature.

              • Two cruiser bikes help you explore the easy terrain of the neighborhood and area

                Two cruiser bikes help you explore the easy terrain of the neighborhood and area

              • Relax with the turtles, as the owner did with this one, in warm Champagne Pond.

                Relax with the turtles, as the owner did with this one, in warm Champagne Pond.

              • Follow the coast along the scenic Kapoho-Kalapana Road.

                Follow the coast along the scenic Kapoho-Kalapana Road.

              • See Rainbow Falls near Hilo.

                See Rainbow Falls near Hilo.

              • Walk through Lava Tree Park, which reveals a fascinating geological history.

                Walk through Lava Tree Park, which reveals a fascinating geological history.

              • Fruit-bearing banana tree yields its harvest occasionally to some of our guests.

                Fruit-bearing banana tree yields its harvest occasionally to some of our guests.

              VRBO #414549

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              Date last modified - Thursday, July 24, 2014

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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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